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mingle with

1. To converse or chat with someone or a group of people in an easy, friendly manner; to mix or fit in well with someone or a group of people. I've got to talk to Mike for a while about a work issue, so why don't you go and mingle with some of the other people at the party, and I'll join you in a minute. I was worried that Tommy wouldn't like starting play school, but it's great to see him mingling with the other kids right away.
2. To join or mix two or more people in a social situation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "mingle" and "with." I always find it awkward trying to mingle my regular friends with co-workers on a night out. I want to mingle my son with some more kids his age.
3. To mix something with something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "mingle" and "with." I love barbecuing in the summer, as the grill mingles the smell of sizzling hamburgers and sausages with the aromas of the lush, sunsoaked grass and trees.
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mingle (someone) with (someone else)

 and mingle (something) with (something else)
to mix people together; to mix things together. Try to mingle your friends with mine. You had better not mingle your money with that of the corporation.
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mingle with someone

to mix with people. Try to mingle with the guests. I would like to get out and mingle with people more.
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References in classic literature ?
He could see puffs of musketry smoke that seemed to chase one another down the hillsides, and clouds of cannon smoke rolling, spreading, and mingling with one another.
"All we are saying is that being a media personality, there is a high possibility that while mingling with the members of the public, she is likely to take advantage to influence the witnesses."
In his speech, Talino reminded the commandos to avoid the temptation of bribery, especially as they would be mingling with convicts.
"Women's work and education should be done without mingling with men.
THE sentencing of a 75-year-old widow to 40 lashes and four months in prison for mingling with two young men, sparked new criticism yesterday of Saudi Arabia's ultra-conservative religious police and judiciary.
The city's Waterfront Hall played host to the first showing of the Closing Of The Ring, with politicians mingling with actresses Shirley MacLaine and Mischa Barton on the red carpet.
Hours later we were at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park, mingling with white rhino, giraffe, eland, okapi, and, of course, impala.
Gwen spends the rest of the novel traveling around Ireland (following clues much like the contestants on The Amazing Race), slipping between modern Ireland and the supernatural, catching glimpses of her cousin, occasionally mingling with the immortals while trying to rescue Finn.
In half of the orchard, the researchers installed underground plastic barriers to keep the roots of the pecan trees from mingling with the roots of the cotton.
Meghan Burpee, middle school cheering coach, was also at the party mingling with band, cheerleaders and faculty.
Our mole at the Natural History Museum, which had been decked out with witches hats, broomsticks and cauldrons for the bash, told us: "Daniel Radcliffe spent the whole evening in the VIP room instead of mingling with the children.